Posted by: bshelley | April 11, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Entry for April 11, 2008

Today’s Verse: Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. NASB

I love collecting sayings. Most of them are pretty typically Texan (which makes more sense if you know I am Texan born and raised). My Great Aunt Maurine found out I liked these little ditties and she offered up one she had heard in her childhood, “Don’t that beat a goose a gobblin!” That’s harder than one might think to work into a conversation or a sermon. Albeit, I just got it in a devo. Some other favorites are, “You can put your boots in the oven, but that don’t make ’em biscuits!”, “He’s all hat and no cattle” and “Are we going to chase little bunny rabbits or kill dinner?”. Some are twists on other sayings like, “Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” The one that came to mind as I was reading in Galatians this morning was, “Time wounds all heels.” It is difficult to fully comprehend how it is that evil, deceptive and worldly people seem to profit while God’s people often don’t by the world’s standards. I was reminded, as I had to stop by the grocery store and pick up some coffee for the church kitchen, that having the world’s riches does not automatically bring happiness and most certainly does not produce joy. A quick scan of the magazine rack is a barrage of problems of the rich and famous. Jenn, Brittney, Diana, Paris, Angelina, Brad, Kevin, Luke and you know the list. Would we really be willing to trade what we have in Christ for the messes they are reaping? I’ll pass. We are promised in verse 9 that if we do “not lose heart in doing good, in due time we will reap”. Lets’ commit to go into this day with renewed joy in our hearts for we serve a risen Savior in whom is our just reward for seeds of kindness, love and good news we sow. Is that worth the wait? “Does a sack of flour make a big biscuit?” You bet it does pardner!



  1. Thanks for the thought!


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